Pennsylvania Elder Economic Security Standard Index

April 6, 2009

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston created the Elder Economic Security Initiative (EESI), a measure of income adequacy that attempts to reflect the amount of income older adults need to meet basic expenses.  Currently, the Elder Economic Security Index is available for California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on WOW’s website. In Pennsylvania, Pathways PA partnered with CARIE, the United Way of Southeastern PA and others to develop the EESI… READ MORE “Pennsylvania Elder Economic Security Standard Index”

CARIE Provides Comments About Proposed Assisted Living Regulations

September 18, 2008

CARIE submitted comments about assisted living to the Office of Long Term Living and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) about Pennsylvania’s proposed assisted living regulations.  (Please see next item below for more information.)  Diane Menio also presented testimony about the assisted living regulations before the Pennsylvania House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee on September 18, 2008.… READ MORE “CARIE Provides Comments About Proposed Assisted Living Regulations”

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Consumer Alliance

July 7, 2008

The PA Health Law Project has organized the PA Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (PALCA) comprised of consumers, caregivers, and advocates who want to ensure that the rights and needs of consumers are addressed in the assisted living regulations being developed in response to Act 56 of 2007. Click here for a press release. CARIE is pleased to be a member of the PALCA and fully supports its goals. Act 56 created a new assisted living license that will be… READ MORE “Pennsylvania Assisted Living Consumer Alliance”